Deepen your practice. Make a difference.
Mastermind Facilitator Certification.
Mastermind offers a live online Mindfulness Facilitator Certification Program led by Dorsey Standish, MS, mindfulness psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin and other senior facilitators. Mastermind’s two-part training & certification will give you the education and practical experience to deepen your own practice and share mindfulness with others effectively and authentically.
Intensive Mindfulness & Neuroscience Training
- Deepen your personal mindfulness practice in a nurturing environment among like-minded peers
- Learn the neuroscience of mindfulness, including major components and networks of the brain and nervous system that are impacted by mindfulness and meditation
- Practice a variety of science-based techniques for mindfulness meditation and mindful movement, including formal, informal and attitudinal practices
- Gain skills that apply mindfulness and self-compassion to relationships, conflict and trauma
Mindfulness Facilitator Coaching
- Learn to teach mindfulness using your mind, heart and body
- Develop communication and leadership skills for leading classes, guiding students and developing and leading mindfulness sessions
- Create custom meditations using mindful language, phrasing, quotes, and poetry
- Get personalized feedback and growth suggestions from your teachers
- Access on-going professional mentoring and group support to deepen your practice
“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
Why get certified?Deeper learning. Teacher training and certification are a powerful gateway to reaching a deeper level of learning and mastery. By learning to teach and share, you strengthen your own understanding and reinforce your faith and commitment to these life-changing practices.
Serving others. There is great fulfillment in supporting and guiding the healing, wellness and growth of others. As a teacher, you are supporting your own practice, contributing to the wellness and growth of other individuals, and playing a role in bringing a broader consciousness of mindfulness to our community and world.
Creating community. As a member of the certification cohort, you’ll be a part of a broader community of students and teachers. You’ll be supported in deepening your practice, and you’ll support others in their growth. And you will play a part in creating a lasting community of wellness for yourself and others.
The Mastermind Facilitator Certification truly prepared me to craft and facilitate enriching mindfulness classes. Between the fascinating content, kind support from my classmates, and the excellent teaching of Dorsey, Adrienne, and Dr. Marty, I was able to immediately launch a mindfulness program in my workplace. The combination of neuroscience and mindfulness was so well received by the participants. The best part, though, was having the confidence to create a caring space for my colleagues to learn and grow.
Completing the Mindfulness Certification program with Mastermind was one of the best decisions in my life.
We finished the program just as the pandemic shut down most of public life, and the practices we learned helped me not only keep my own peace but inspired me to go forth to share mindfulness with others. Since finishing, I’ve worked with several groups and led meditation for people around the world.
I am extremely proud to showcase my 60-hour Science-based Mindfulness Certification. Thank you to Mastermind Meditate for providing quality training and support. It was no easy endeavor and required commitment, vulnerability and tremendous heart. But it was one for the most impactful journeys I have ever completed. I hope to share my gifts as who I am is ever becoming and shapeshifting. Thank you to Dorsey and the facilitation team, who leads with trained neuroscience, grace and impeccable professionalism.
I have such a large amount of gratitude for this program! I feel very connected to the work, the people and the process. I was a bit hesitant at first due to the time commitment and was not sure I would be able to make it work with my little ones and the amount my husband travels for work. Luckily, I was able to recruit some family members to watch the girls when I have class. I am so happy that I did. The community is the greatest and just so supportive. I look forward to implementing these practices into my work moving forward.
Taking this course was truly one of the best choices I have ever made in my life. Thank you for the treasure trove of skills, tools, and ideas regarding how to deepen my own practice and how to offer meditations to my students and fellow teachers at work. Please know how profoundly you have impacted my life, and how by extension, you have impacted the life of my family.
I never would have believed I could have gotten so much out of a virtual course. What I am most proud of, is the joy I have found in mindfulness. Being mindful has made the biggest difference in my well-being, and in “just being”. It is as if I have found another sensory mode that is deeper, wider, and more evolved. I don’t worry; I either accept things as they are, or I do something about it.
The certification course exceeded my expectations. It was so well-organized, and the like-minded community was very refreshing. Having mindfulness in my life is the best thing ever and I can’t wait to share it with others.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Mastermind Mindfulness Certification and feel enriched and centered, more than I have in a long time. The program prepared me to create and lead engaging science-based mindfulness classes for my colleagues at AT&T. I love being part of the Graduate Community as I continue deepening my practice as a student and teacher of mindfulness.
I am truly grateful for the Mastermind Mindfulness Certification Program. As I reflect on our very first session together, I remember how good it felt to be surrounded by like-minded individuals – the energy was palpable!
The strengths of the program included the teaching staff, the commitment to personal practice, and the hands-on learning of facilitation skills. Because of this training, I have discovered within myself a newfound optimism, excitement, and a spark!
Learning to meditate has been a turning point in my life that reawakened my brain and my heart.
After teaching English and writing classes for twenty-two years in higher education, I am humbled to realize I am now gathering the tools to help my friends, neighbors, and colleagues cope with and come to understand life as it is presenting itself to us in this moment.
I recommend that those with the desire to help themselves and others in this world consider the training Mastermind offers.
I want to express my sincere gratitude for this program. From Day One I enjoyed every moment and really looked forward to weekends of learning and fun.
This program has really helped me in so many ways, being dedicated to my practice as well as blessing others who do not know about mindfulness.
The course really built upon itself. Like a great recipe, everything added together to make an exceptional experience for me. Highlights have been the curriculum and teachers, the many meditation exercises, the small groups plus the reading material. The rewards of practice and teaching are beyond anything I was anticipating. I am shocked at how impactful making mindfulness a daily practice has been. It’s something I look forward to everyday.
I was nervous to sign up for the certification program, but I decided to go for it. Since day one of our training, I knew I made the right choice.
I truly believe this is because of the space that was created by Dorsey and Marty to help us grow. This training gave me the tools I needed to connect with myself better than ever have before and to understand how to share my teachings with others. I am forever grateful for this practice and look forward to sharing mindfulness with my community.
Who would have ever thought a journey with mindfulness could take you almost anywhere while guiding you to live in the present moment? The Mastermind team did an outstanding job moderating from a virtual platform. Their presence made everyone feel safe and comfortable, as they were genuine, inviting, pleasant, and their passion for mindfulness was infectious. The Mastermind Mindfulness Certification program has equipped me with what I need to begin facilitating, and I look forward to sharing with colleagues, healthcare professionals and the community.
Fall 2022 Certification Schedule
The certification cohort will meet on Zoom one weekend per month over six months. The training hours for those weekends are Saturdays 9am-3pm and Sundays 12-3pm Central.
- July 30-31
- August 27-28
- September 17-18
- October 15-16
- November 12-13
- December 3-4
- 60+ hours of learning and development opportunities, including 50 hours of expert-led mindfulness facilitator training, 5 hours of peer-led mindfulness practice sessions, and support in completing 5 hours of practice teaching community classes
- Unlimited access to premium Mastermind Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence Membership, including digital class library and all live workshops, for the duration of your program
- Lifetime access to certification content and class recordings, including guided meditations and expert-led workshops
- Comprehensive 100+-page digital workbook to support your learning and development, including teaching outlines, curriculum supplements, and basic mindfulness exercises
- Small class size with 1:4 teacher to student ratio to foster cohort community and offer each trainee individualized mentorship and guidance
- Unlimited one-on-one email interaction with facilitators for the duration of the course, including individualized responses to trainee practice log and reflection submissions
- The opportunity to join our Certification Graduate community so you can connect with fellow trainees and benefit from preferred pricing for additional professional development opportunities
- A personalized Certificate of Completion recognizing you as a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator (Provided after you successfully complete all course requirements)
Over Six Months
Frequently Asked Questions
How much mindfulness experience is required to participate?
We ask that you have been familiar with mindfulness and mindful practices for at least a year. While this is an advanced training with considerable neuroscience content, there is usually a mix of people with varied experience levels in the course: some people who have meditated for years, and others who are establishing a regular mindfulness practice. You will be working naturally with where you are in your practice. One requirement of the certification is a daily practice journal that the facilitators review every few weeks and make suggestions, so even if you don’t start with a daily personal practice you will leave with one!
I can’t attend all the sessions. Can I still participate?
Participants can miss up to 6 hours of live training and still obtain the certification. They will need to watch the recorded material and share their reflections to show that they understand what was covered. We try to accommodate and work with people, as we know life happens. If you have specific questions about attendance or missing classes, please inquire at [email protected].
Will the training be online or in-person?
To accommodate diverse participants from around the globe, all certification training hours will take place online via Zoom. However, as a trainee/graduate you’ll be invited to Mastermind in-person quarterly practice & connection sessions in Dallas, Texas.
Who should apply for the certification?
Anyone who wants to deepen their mindfulness practice, gain mental wellness tools for a lifetime, and position themselves to make a positive impact on their communities. Common participants in past cohorts include coaches, trainers, HR professionals, team leaders, wellness professionals, therapists, educators, PhD students, and consultants.
What is the application deadline?
Applications are open until one week before the program starts. However, spots fill fast, so we recommend applying and scheduling your interview as soon as possible.
What do you look for in potential participants?
The first thing we look for is the person’s established or growing mindfulness meditation practice. Personal practice is such an important part of being a mindfulness teacher. The other main thing we look for is kindness and an openness to learn and grow in community.
What is the time commitment required for the course?
In addition to the six full weekends of live training, please be prepared to commit about 30 minutes per day to mindfulness practice, self-inquiry, and course reading. In addition, in between each weekend you will have a small peer group meetup that will take between 30-60 minutes.
Are payment plans available?
We offer flexible payment plans to make the program as accessible as possible, including an option to spread tuition over six months with a small interest fee.
Are tuition scholarships available?
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. These scholarships are reserved for veterans, first responders, employees of nonprofit organizations, and others who show financial need. Scholarship recipients will pay a reduced enrollment fee.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
You can apply for a tuition scholarship by sending an additional paragraph to [email protected] sharing your need/desire to receive a scholarship along with your completed application. Scholarship candidates may be asked to provide proof of financial need such as W-2 statement or tax returns.
When will I know if I was awarded a scholarship?
Please apply for the scholarship when you submit your application. We will try to let you know as soon as possible whether you will be awarded financial assistance, likely during your interview following your initial application.
Does this program guarantee a teaching spot at Mastermind?
We can’t guarantee employment with Mastermind following your completion of the certification. However, following your certification there may be an opportunity to audition with us and/or to teach a free Mastermind Community Class, which is a wonderful opportunity to gain real teaching experience.
Are Mastermind premium classes included as part of my tuition?
All Mastermind on-demand content and live workshops are included for the duration of your facilitator training.
Do you offer tuition refunds?
Because of the limited size of each cohort and the considerable 1:1 attention offered through the interview and enrollment process, Mastermind does not offer refunds on Certification tuition.
Do you offer Continuing Education credits for this training?
We offer 45 APA-approved CEs for mental health professionals through Clover Education. Participants wishing to receive CEs will pay Mastermind an additional $100 to receive the credits, and will receive their CEs following certification completion.